(Trends Wide) — Vaccine Advisors from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Endorsed Giving Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Dose to People age 65 or older residing in long-term care facilities.
CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously on the issue: “A single booster dose of the Pfizer / BioNtech covid 19 vaccine is recommended for people 65 years of age and older and residents of long-term care facilities, at least six months after the primary series under FDA emergency use clearance. “
Late Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the administration of the booster dose to people 65 years of age and older and those at increased risk of serious illness. and death, as well as people such as health workers who are at higher risk of intercurrent infections due to their work.
A CDC analysis showed that giving a booster dose to people 65 and older was much more beneficial than to people in younger age groups.
After CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky approves the ACIP recommendations, booster injections can be given right away.